Larry here was arrested in March of 2015 and later charged with Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse To A Minor Ages 13-16.
Click Here To Read The Springfield Police Report On This Arrest!
According to Sangamon County Records this isn’t the first time Mr. Franklin has been accused of a sex crime. In 2001 Mr. Franklin was arrested for Criminal Sexual Assault a Class X Felony.
Mr. Franklin has been booked in and out of the Sangamon County Jail on various charges a total of 9 times since 1999.
Currently Mr. Franklin is being held on the Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse Charge from his March 2015 arrest, and also he was out on BAIL when he was arrested so he is being held also on a Forgery Case from December or 2014. His Bond is currently set at $100,000 combined for both cases.
Click Here To Read Larry Franklin’s Sangamon County Jail Booking History!
During our investigation into this story we stumbled across a very interesting piece of information on Mr. Franklin. Mr. Franklin even though with his previous criminal history has been very big in local politics over the years.
Umm Mr. Barr with Mr. Franklin’s prior criminal history isn’t it out of place for you to associate with him??
With this political connection to the Administration of our Sherriff’s Office it makes you wonder what kind of special treatment Mr. Franklin gets in the Sangamon County Jail. In previous administrations when a conflict of interest aroused like this they housed the inmate in another facility. We reached out to the Sheriff’s office and they stated they have no formal policy in regards to separate housing for any type of inmate.
We attempted to make contact with Sheriff Wes Barr, but as normal he refused to reply to our request for comment or interview.